Marianne T. Gosciniak

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Animated Recipe: Arugula Pistachio Pesto

Who says you can only have fresh pesto in the summer time? Try this flavorful arugula pesto anytime of year. No cheese needed in this recipe, the pistachio nuts provide richness and depth.<p>Ingredients:<br>Three cups baby arugula, packed<br>⅓ cup pistachios<br>Three tablespoons olive oil<br>Two tablespoons …

Why Driverless Cars Don't Need Windows

Automated vehicles shouldn't look like the ones humans operate.<p>For the last 80-some years, the model car has been pretty standard. The tail fins and bucket seats came and went, but there were almost always four wheels, two headlights, and windows, plenty of big, clear windows ringing the car. All …

People Don't Know What's Healthy

With its switch to Splenda, Pepsi becomes the latest company to fold to public anxieties over specific ingredients. But when it comes to understanding what's best nutritionally, the customer isn't always right.<p>Soft-drink purists have just a few months to scoop up as much Pepsi as possible: Starting …

Am I raising a narcissist?

A new era of parenting is creating a generation of “extra-special” kids, and I fear I’m part of the problem<p>When my friend’s daughter Rosie was 5, she turned to her mother and said, “I know all the other parents tell their kids that they’re the cutest kids in the world, but with me it’s true, …

Debt vs. Retirement: How Much To Put Toward Each

Recently, a good friend asked me a seemingly simple question: “Laura, does it make sense to save for retirement while also carrying debt?”<p>The answer, however, is anything but simple and depends on a number of different factors.<p>“A lot of people are trying to figure out, how do I balance multiple …

Personal Finance

Children Of Rich Parents Have Bigger Brains

There are lots of advantages to having wealthy parents; such children go to the best schools, get top medical care, hob-nob with other members of the elite, are welcomed in prestigious golf and yacht clubs, and eventually stand to inherit a bundle. To top it all off, it now seems that they have …

America’s Hinge Moment

Presidential politics in 2016 will reflect the shifting reality of America.<p>D <i>emocratic strategist Doug Sosnik was a close adviser to President Bill Clinton, and he’s famed in Washington circles for his closely held, big-think memos on the state of American politics. Here’s his latest.</i><p>***<p>The country …

Everyone's Trying Really Hard Not to Call the Germanwings Co-Pilot a Terrorist

White people can't be terrorists.<p>We've been told this for years. Not directly, perhaps, but when a white person bombs a church or massacres a school …

Terrorism

Holy Haystacks! Researchers Have Officially Discovered A New Monet

You know what they say: Looks like a Monet, feels like a Monet, has Monet's authentic signature in the corner as determined by a hyperspectral camera with an XRF device... Then it probably definitely is a Monet!<p>"A Haystack in the Evening Sun," 1891, by, that's right, <i>Claude Monet</i><p>Researchers at the …

Revealed: Apple and Google's wage-fixing cartel involved dozens more companies, over one million employees

<i>“British medieval ordinances of Bristol cobblers in 1364 state, ‘Masters are forbidden to poach workers from other members of the craft.’”</i><p>— <b>Orly …

Is Munchery Breaking The Law By Storing Food In Idling Refrigerated Trucks? [Updated]

It appears that swiftly growing prepared-food startup Munchery is, like some other startups, breaking some laws in order to do business here in S.F. …

The Supreme Court's History on Voting Rights: An 'Injustices' Excerpt

Chief Justice John Roberts's decision in <i>Shelby County v. Holder</i> may be the most politically naïve decision of our era. Rooted in the notion that …

“If you identify with a particular religion, you’re negating someone else’s”: Laura Marling on identity, the art world and her new electric sound

The Mercury Prize-nominated singer/songwriter’s new album “Short Movie” takes cues from books and film<p>Thoreau may have gone to the woods when he needed a change of artistic pace, but acclaimed singer-songwriter Laura Marling went to Los Angeles. The young Marling (already a three-time Mercury Prize …

Snoop Dogg: Ronald Reagan to Blame For L.A. Gang Violence

Hip-hop’s elder statesman dished on his new HBO show, continued evolution, and a life-changing moment with Willie Nelson over KFC during his SXSW …

Lawsuit: The 10 ways Twitter denies equal job opportunities for women

LOS ANGELES — A software engineer suing Twitter for sex discrimination says the company's mysterious promotions policy denies equal job opportunities …

Gender

I’m sorry, but women on TV apologize too much

“The Mindy Project” can learn a lot from “The Good Wife” — and even “Girls”<p>A few days ago on the subway, I tripped over the foot of a dude casually draped across his seat. And those two horrible words sailed out of my mouth faster than my palms hit the floor. <i>I’m sorry</i>. Rather than directing my …

Lean back, Eric Schmidt! How interrupting men & unconscious bias are killing women’s careers

Laugh or cry: A Google exec repeatedly interrupted one of tech’s most powerful women while talking about diversity<p>It is equal parts hilarious and depressing that Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt was called out for repeatedly interrupting Megan Smith, chief technology officer for the United …

Why The U.S. Won’t Let the U.N. Look Inside Its Prisons

After a half-decade and a mandate by the U.N. to investigate solitary confinement practices, U.N. torture rapporteur Juan Mendez had to find a …

The Dark Power of Fraternities

A yearlong investigation of Greek houses reveals their endemic, lurid, and sometimes tragic problems—and a sophisticated system for shifting the blame.<p>One warm spring night in 2011, a young man named Travis Hughes stood on the back deck of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house at Marshall …

The film that reveals how American ‘experts’ discredit climate scientists

Photograph: Sony Pictures/Courtesy Evere/Sony Pictures<p>Naomi Oreskes is author of Merchants of Doubt, on which the documentary is based.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/14/1426370212932/e7e8e025-4f97-43f9-beb8-9c675ff23dd3-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Sony …

Sony Pictures

Sherry Cream: The Throwback Sauce That Transforms Vegetables

At her North Carolina restaurant, chef Ashley Christensen takes snap peas to the next level with a decadent sherry cream sauce.<p><i>At her North Carolina</i> …

The World’s Most Overrated Architecture And Urban Design

What do two of New York’s most famous skyscrapers have to do with with vertical gardens, design competitions, and Frank Gehry’s uber-reflective L.A. concert hall?<p>You thought they were some of the world’s most overrated designs in the field of architecture and urbanism. 1 World Trade Center? Ugh, …

World Trade Center

James Carville: Bobby Jindal And Louisiana Legislators Are Like 'Dry Humping' Teenagers

In a letter published in the LSU student newspaper on Tuesday, political strategist James Carville said that refusals by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) and a group of state legislators to raise taxes were akin to "two over-sexed teenagers dry humping in a backseat of car parked behind a levee …

The Simple Rule of Thumb for When to Use Fresh or Dry Pasta

<i>By Matt Duckor, Epicurious</i><p>Here's a scene that should be familiar if you've visited a high-end grocery store lately: Long ribbons of fresh pappardelle and thin stands of fresh spaghetti, displayed like prime cuts of meat in an idyllically-lit refrigerated case. Often labeled "hand-cut" or …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

My libertarian vacation nightmare: How Ayn Rand, Ron Paul & their groupies were all debunked

<b>A photo of the author with Ron Paul</b><p>My family and I traveled last month to a Honduras city known for its libertarian ideals. Here’s what happened next<p>Edwin Lyngar<p>March 2, 2015 9:30pm (UTC)<p>Last month, I spent my final vacation night in Honduras in San Pedro Sula, considered the most dangerous city …

Central America

Why the right hates American history

Thomas Jefferson knew that education is vital to a functioning Democratic Republic. Conservatives have other ideas<p>Sure, the war on education helps Republican lawmakers destroy unions and slash government spending, but it's our history of progressive change that makes Conservatives hate accurate …

Confessions of a Gay Jesuit: How I Was Forced To Leave My Church—And Calling

Ben Brenkert wanted to be a priest, but confronted by the hypocrisy and prejudice of the Catholic Church he had to quit. Here, in a powerful, …

What’s Up with White Women? They Voted for Romney, Too

In the last couple of days, there has been a lot of talk about how the gender gap cost Mitt Romney the election, and also about how Caucasian males, in deserting Obama en masse, are swimming against history. In certain circles, a commonly asked question is: “What’s up with white men?” Writing in …

Pantry Items That Expire Way Before You Think They Do

Nothing lasts forever, and that's especially true when you're talking about food. Sure, expiration dates are overused, difficult to judge and don't actually mean that much, but food doesn't stay fresh or at its peak for eternity. While we may be stating the obvious, we also know that people need …